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Look out Coworking, Here comes big money! By: Cat Johnson

Posted on May 31, 2016 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC USA 2016, Press

When a small group of coworking enthusiasts gathered in Austin, Texas in 2008, they knew they were on to something special. They couldn’t have known, however, that their budding movement would turn into a global industry. But, turn into an industry it has, complete with big money, corporate involvement, and a strong focus on scale. As the Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) executive director Liz Elam said at last week’s conference in downtown Los Angeles, “If you’re not thinking about… Read More »

Everybody Wins By Jamie Russo

Posted on January 25, 2016 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, Press, Sustainability

2016 Predictions: Everybody wins   Lines blur. Everybody goes a little more “co” this year. Coworking spaces COnvert some open space to private offices, executive suites hire COmmunity managers, hotels create club level floors designed for COliving, COrporations start serving local COffee and beer.   Coworking focuses on sustainability. The entrance of bigger players with deep pockets (WeWork, MakeOffices), drives the independent players to up their game and provide more of what the market is asking for; sometimes trumping what… Read More »

Should Your Company Embrace Coworking?

Posted on December 8, 2015 by Liz Elam in Coworking, Coworking Trends, Press

MIT Sloan Management Review Magazine: Fall 2015 Research Highlight Gretchen M. Spreitzer, Lyndon E. Garrett, and Peter Bacevice The coworking movement developed to provide community and a collaborative working environment for independent and remote workers. It’s a trend some established companies are learning from. Advances in technology have made it possible for many white-collar knowledge workers to do their jobs from virtually anywhere. But anywhere still means somewhere, and finding the right place is not always easy. Some people try… Read More »

Coworking Visionaries Weigh In on the Future of the Movement

Posted on August 28, 2015 by Liz Elam in Community, Coworking, Coworking Trends, Press

By Cat Johnson // Shareable.net Ten years ago this month, coworking was born in San Francisco when Brad Neuberg set up some card tables and invited people to work alongside him. There are now over 3,000 coworking spaces worldwide. Countless people have helped coworking become a global movement. Shareable reached out to some of these visionaries to find out what they’ve learned in the past 10 years, what the future of coworking will bring, and what challenges the movement faces. Weighing in… Read More »

What The Corporate World Can Learn From Coworking

Posted on March 19, 2015 by Liz Elam in Coworking, Coworking Trends, Press

Today on WorkDesign.com Liz Elam discuses coworking's secret sauce. Highlights are below, you can read the whole article here. Here are four ways coworking can help, whether a corporation is looking to make coworking an option to their employees, or to integrate some of coworking’s secret sauce into their own workplace: Proximity - When you work in isolation at home or in a coffee shop, you don’t interact with others around you. In coworking spaces you work around other people who… Read More »

Mayor of Toronto proclaims February 24th ‘Coworking Toronto Day’

Posted on February 24, 2015 by Liz Elam in Community, Coworking, Press

Headlines about the Mayor of Toronto tend to receive a lot of attention. For the last few years Toronto city politics have been focused on an endless stream of incriminating videos and incredible antics at Toronto City Hall. Luckily for us Torontonians, that changed with the municipal election last fall. This headline is exciting for another reason entirely - there is a new Mayor in town, and the focus seems to be back on our incredible community. Small Businesses are… Read More »

GCUC 2013 – A Juicy Conference!

Posted on April 3, 2013 by Liz Elam in Conference, GCUC 21013 Conference, Press

At the beginning of the month I flew to Austin to attend the Global Coworking Unconference Conference, GCUC. This year’s event was my first and it was a great week during I got to learn a lot and meet many of people. Liz Elam is the magician behind GCUC. She runs Link Coworking in Austin, organizes GCUC, and even drives a coworking car. She is really into it, and GCUC is filled with all of her high energy and passion.… Read More »

Why You Should Sponsor GCUC in 2013!

Posted on January 26, 2013 by sundaram in Coworking, Press, Sponsorship, Sustainability

Why Coworking? Coworking is a Marketing Goldmine Coworking spaces are their own little ecosystems.  In our experience at Link Coworking in Austin, TX, we find that they tend to make good money and enjoy spending it on quality products.  At work, they use an arsenal of laptops, tablets, monitors, smartphones and related accessories – headphones, headsets, cases and stands. They drink great coffee, teas and bottled beverages; and enjoy convenient snacks daily. Many coworkers listen to internet radio, and most… Read More »

Wondering what the GCUC is all about?

Posted on January 27, 2012 by sundaram in Press

If you’re wondering what the Global Coworking Unconference Conference is all about, you aren’t alone! As buzz continues to build around the coworking community, many new comers will be attending the 2012 GCUC this March. The conference is geared for two main participants: those already part of the scene and those looking to get better acquainted. The“unconference” track is great for seasoned coworkers and space owners, already familiar with what it takes to succeed as a shared space. There is… Read More »